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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Poster

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Poster

Title of poster presentation

The title should be descriptive of your project, but not too long. Your title is often the first thing noticed on your poster.

Include the name of the authors (this will likely include your name, your faculty advisor’s and the names of any other individuals who have had a part in the research your poster presentation is covering).


A description of work, including a summary of your objective and hypothesis, methods, results and conclusions. Being clear and concise is the key.

Objectives and Hypothesis

State the objectives and hypothesis of the study. What were/are the specific aims of your project? Is there a 'big' picture?


A description of the methods, materials, techniques or models that were employed in your research. How was your research conducted

Results/Expected Results

Present the results of the study with a brief description. What is the outcome of your research?

Use tables, figures, graphs to summarize data.

Make sure tables, figures and graphs are appropriately labeled (Table 1, Figure 2, etc.) and titled.

All tables, figures and graphs should be referred to in the text of your poster.

Conclusions (summary)

Describe whether your data supports or does not support your hypothesis. Describe the implications of your work for future investigation or clinical care. What does your data mean?

The foam core area is 32" x 40". You will attach (by push pins) your poster on this foam core. Prepare a title board for the top section of your poster listing title and authors. The lettering for this section should be no less than one inch high.

All illustrations/text should be made up beforehand. Bear in mind that your illustrations/text must be read from distances of approximately five feet or more. Charts, drawings and illustrations should be similar to those you would use for making slides. All text should be typed in boldface and enlarged (use approximately an 18 point font). Keep illustrative material simple.

How do I put together my poster?

Posters should be prepared using laser-printer quality text, diagrams and charts. (Charts, drawings, and illustrations should be similar to those used for making slides. Keep illustrative material simple.) Text should be no smaller than 18-point font, and should be able to be read from a distance of five to ten feet. Be clear and concise.

Your faculty sponsor should see every aspect of this poster before finalizing it and mounting it on matte board.

When do I drop my poster off?

On Monday, November 2, 2015 in the Michigan League Ballroom from 12:00 pm on.

NOTE: Your poster panels MUST be fully assembled before arriving at the Michigan League.

When/Where is the Forum?

At the Michigan League in the Ballroom (2nd Floor) on Monday, November 2, 2015 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

What should I wear?

Semi-professional or Professional attire.

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